I am a social entrepreneur, coach, consultant, and co-creator. I am passionate about developing a more creative, strategic, collaborative, and impactful social sector.
I love working with social sectors leaders who have committed their lives to improving the world around them. I help them clarify their vision, align their strategy, integrate more creativity, and cultivate a dynamic culture of continuous learning.
Through my role as a Senior Designer and the Co-founder of Stanford University Hasso Plattner Institute of Design’s Designing for Social Systems (DSS) Program, and as an independent consultant, I have trained and coached philanthropists, government leaders, and nonprofit leaders around the globe to be more strategic and effective by integrating design thinking and strategic planning into their work.
Over the last two decades, I have launched a wide range of initiatives in social impact, philanthropy, civic engagement, and economic development.
Designing for Social Systems Program
Stanford University d.school
Co-founder (with Thomas Both) and Senior Designer
Effective Philanthropy Learning Initiative
Co-founder (with Paul Brest) and former Director
Building Bridges Program
Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art
Co-founder (with Betsy Fader) and former Senior Program Officer
American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute
University of Southern California
Co-founder (with Brie Loskota) and former Director
United Nations Alliance of Civilizations
Founding Team Member and former Senior Advisor
Aspen Institute’s Women Leaders Intercultural Forum
Co-founder (with former President Mary Robinson) and former Director
Initiative for Policy Dialogue
Founding Team Member (with Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz) and former Assistant Director
Global Policy Innovations Program
Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs
Co-founder and former Co-Director